I really need to increase the speed with which I paint if I'm going to have a chance in this challenge next year. I have managed to finish eight more Dark Ages figures, all Crusader brand Viking 2-Handed Axemen in 28mm.
|Eight more from the Dark Ages pile. Squintillions to go.|
|The shields. I'm quite proud of the red bird.|
I'm not 100% happy with it but it gives me a starting point for the rest of the cavalry.
I'd like to say thank you to Curt for organising the Challenge, Millsy for his minionating and Dux, Paul and Steve who encouraged me to get involved and have provided constructive criticism and outright merciless murder of my miniature alter egos at every opportunity.
I have learned several things by participating, not least of which is that I need to FINISH the hundreds of half painted miniatures I have in the painting room.The exercise of starting with bare metal and plastic and keeping at it until totally finished and game ready was fun.
Today's entries should nett me 50 points which takes me over 200. Not the 500 I optimistically hoped for but close to the 250 that I thought was realistic. I'll be back next year if you'll have me.
From Minion Dave
John - well they are certainly worth waiting for - and the effort on the shield was certainly worthwhile - and worth getting payback for certainly - and I have added in minion bonus points for those. Your test piece certainly look like a good start.
Collecting for 40 years eh - well some bits will just be getting ready to be thought about being painted I guess..Glad participating has helped and we will look forward to seeing you again!